Style and elegance is a part Sony Vaio laptops. It's disappointing when you come across some software related issue and need to reinstall your Windows OS in Sony Vaio laptop. But it is manufactured in such a way that even if your Windows crash, it can be reinstalled easily. Sony Vaio laptops come with a separate partition in Sony laptop hard drive called Sony Recovery Partition which can restore the Windows again when the OS is corrupted.

There might be many scenarios that lead to OS reinstallation, some of them are:

  • Partition Table Corruption - If your partition table is corrupted, it will make the whole partitions in Sony hard drive inaccessible and your operating system will not be able to run.
  • Corrupt Registry - A corrupt registry can make your operating system in Sony laptop to crash and make it inaccessible to boot.
  • Unreliable Software - If you are using unreliable software on your Sony computer, it may affect the operating system badly and make it unbootable.

These are the other common situation, which make your operating system unbootable in Sony laptops. In such cases, you need to reinstall the Windows operating system. Using the recovery partition is the best solution for restoring operating system which is already available in your Sony laptop.

Steps to Reinstall Windows 8.1 using Recover Sony Partition

Step 1: Turn on your laptop by using ASSIST button.

Step 2: The computer will open the VAIO Care Rescue Mode screen, press F10 key and please select Recover or maintain your System.

Step 3: Then you need to choose your keyboard layout.

Step 4: After selecting the keyboard layout, on the next screen choose Troubleshooter option.

Step 5: Now please select Recovery and maintenance option.

Step 6: Next your need to choose targeted operating system, there you can see your Windows operating system, click on it to continue.

Step 7: On the next window, select Start recovery wizard option.

Step 8: Hope you have taken backup of your important data. If you don't have please select Start Recovery Wizard option in the VAIO Care (Rescue Mode) window.

Step 9: It will ask "Do you want to rescue your data?", please choose "Yes, I'd like to start rescue now" otherwise click on "Skip Rescue" option.

Step 10: If you are taking backup, please connect an external storage device like external hard disk or pen drive to your computer for backup.

Step 11: Then you will get two options, click on Easy Rescue to save all data as backup otherwise, choose Custom Rescue to take backup of specify files.

Step 12: Choose the external drive where you need to take backup of your data and click on the Next button.

Step 13: In the next window, check the destination is correct and click on Start Rescue button.

Step 14: After completing the rescue process, click on the Next button.

Step 15: Now your computer will asks you, whether are you ready to start recovery process. Please click on the checkbox near to "Yes, I'm sure" and then click on "Start recovery" button.

Step 16: Now a status window will appear and it shows the recovering status. It takes nearly 2-3 hours to complete this process and your computer will restart several times.

Step 17: When the recovery gets completed, it pops up a message stating that the Recovery is completed. Please select the Restart button to restart the computer.


Hope you understood the steps to restore operating system using Sony recovery partition. Before restoring operating system, don't forgot to take backup of your important files to an external storage device. Using quality antivirus software will help you to protect your operating system from virus attacks and malware threads. Using these steps, you can restore operating system Windows from Sony recovery partition without any more tutorial supports.